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of the united states, michelle obama. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, jack, and welcome to the white house, everyone. stuart: there you have it. thunderous applause the first lady making a surprise appearance. the first time a president or first lady appeared there. remember, hollywood has been a big backer of president obama and a big time producer and backer harvey weinstein reportedly set up the whole thing. please don't forget, hollywood gets hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies from the feds. and one other oscar item for you this monday morning, the gift bags just for attending the oscars celebrities get free stuff. the irs says those gift bags are taxable. they are taxed heavily on this year $47,000 worth of gift bag goodies the tax is $20,000 plus, that will be federal and california taxes and the celebs have to pay even if they don't take the bags home. all right. this got a lot of play on "varney & company." those google glasses have the heads up display showing everything from text messages to the weather forecast right in front of your eyes, cool, maybe, but could they p
be reversed. let's begin this half hour with a very different subject. first lady michelle obama, making a lot of public appearances recently and drawing some criticism because of that. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the first lady will be hitting the road to promote her third anniversary of her let's move campaign. but her media blitz topped by that performance at the oscars has everyone talking. people are still buzzing about michelle obama's oscar finale that no one saw coming. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> even an iranian news agency covered it, but photo shopped sleeves and a higher neckline. conservative columnist jennifer ruben is critical, saying it made the white house and first lady seem small. >> there is a sense of going too far and too much and becoming so ubiquitous that no one considers you special. she's the first lady, for goodness saks not a celebrity. >> reporter: the white house didn't respond but most of her appearances have been focused on her campaign let's move. on jimmy fallon
clothes on michelle obama. the news agency photo shopped the first lady to cover her shoulders. iran also dismissed the winning film "argo" as an advertisement for the cia. about the secret separation to get americans out of tehran during the hostage crisis. >> iranians not the only ones to think the first lady is overexposed, some republicans do too. >>> you know times are tough when tom brady takes a pay cut. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they ca
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to michelle obama and probably won't affect the stock, the stock price now is at 480, however, and inching up towards 500. in the next hour, i'm going to have my take on what apple should do with that huge pile of cash it's got. 137 billion dollars. talk about that at 10:23 this morning, back to nicole. burger king expanding the menu? you really like the new options, apparently it's all about the premier brand coffee, is that it? >> that's right, it's all about coffee. they're joining mcdonald's and starbucks and dunkin' donuts. and we see, they're talking about a custom beverages, so from lattes to iced coffee. so this is what we are looking at for carnival for burger king. so, that's something that we'll watch and you can ask eva longoria later, she's right there. stuart: eva is it on the show. eva longoria is on the show later, okay. nicole: i know. stuart: watch out, here she comes. and carnival cruise line, it's adrift and no power, ugly. what's the stock doing. >> imagine you're on that ship. imagine how the stock is faring, this needs to be pull and tugboats out there and imus says how
to interview michelle obama.
. michelle obama is making news today. everybody is talking about her new bangs. she says this is actually the result of a mid life crisis. her bangs. here she is explaininging it on rachel ray. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump, instead i cut my bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. i can do this. this is all mine. >> alyona, what do you say to that? she's clearly talking about the scrutiny she is under as first lady which hillary clinton can speak to. >> sure, of course, there's a lot of scrutiny there. i personally like michelle obama's bangs. i'd like to go back to talking about hillary clinton. it's entirely typical. public service is ahn incredibly lucrative business. nobody is saying it's illegal or that she shouldn't able to do this, but this is the way it is. i think if you can point to the fact that she's going to give some speeches for free to favorable organizations, then you really have to start asking why she's goings to take money from others. if she ends up running for office again in 2016, what that will
back to the oscar ceremony last night. big surprise first lady michelle obama was a presenter, presented the best picture award. here is how it looked as jack nicholson tossed it to the first lady. what do you think about -- i don't know, using the white house as sort of a backdrop for the oscars, any problem with that, jim? >> well, i mean i admit that hollywood's infatuation with the obamas can get pretty thick as times, with dustin hoffman praising gun control and so on on the red carpet, however i think the saving grace of that moment last night was the troops in the background there. if the obama administration is willing to highlight our troops in hollywood, good for them. jon: alan, what did you think about it. >> i knew that conservatives, some of them might object to it. hollywood and politics got married a longtime ago. does anybody remember marlon brando when he rejected "the godfather"'s academy award and sent s be hatchen little feather to speak on behalf of native-american rights. we shouldn't be surprised that there are political speeches or a component -- i thi
appearance from the white house, first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture. ben affleck expressed gratitude for this win. >> it doesn't matter that you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. all that matters is that you get back up. >>> and best actress, a bit of a stumble. >> you're just standing up because you feel bad that i fell. thank you. >> later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball. >> and the oscar goes to daniel day lewis. >> oscar winner meryl streep presented the award to daniel day lewis for his role in "lincoln." >> i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> in the directing category, ang lee won for "life of pi." from "django unchained," christoph wallets won for best supporting actor. another performance from the cast of "les miserables." a moving in memoriam, and "adele" from "skyfall," that went on to win best original song. >> and the quest to beat tommy lee jones starts now. >> song and dance for a big welcome. and as the credits ran, the end of the night alongside kristin chenowith and a tribute to the
's a question for you today. does the first lady have a mid-life crisis? michelle obama tells the rachael ray show, yes. >> this is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car, they won't let me bungee jump, so instead, i cut my bangs. >> so you went for the bangs, you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> i can do this. this is all mine. first lady revealed her bangs last month on her birthday, just before the inauguration. i would argue, your favorite part of the inauguration was michelle obama's bangs. >> i like the bangs. i think she looks great. >> it's all about the bangs. >> do you like the bangs? >> i like the bangs. >> what about you? >> i was actually going to say you would look good with bangs. >> no, but you -- >> i don't think so. >> you have a long time before you have to worry about a mid-life crisis. no bangs for kate. >>> one organization is likening president obama to a puppet master. we're going to talk about white house efforts to control the mainstream news media's coverage of the president. also ahead, tiger woods breaks his sile
, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by medal of honor recipients staff sgt clinton romesha. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> let's pray. eternal god, from whom we come to whom we belong, and in whose service we find peace, such as written to be found in the spirit of truth and justice. on yourselves. the you men of valor -- of valor. be ready for the conflict. today, lord, we recognize men of valor, who in readiness for the conflict, the battle came upon them. their sacred story is one of life and death, suffering of servants faithfully rendered at the moment of truth. they belong to that small band of black knights. and a nation grateful for the men who follow and the men who lead. we offer our gratitude for the actions of those men that day and for the actions of arthur rhodes, an intense man, short and wiry. thank you for claiming their sacred story and writing it into our nation's history. we distill our highest honor on staff sergeant romesha and recognize his actions that day. we pray your abiding grace and eternal mercies upon the families, the friends
's done. so iran apparently put some clothes on michelle obama, the country's news agency photo shopped the first lady's dress to cover her shoulders when they reported on her rengs for the oscars and dismissed "argo" as an advertisement for the cia, "argo" is about the secret operation to get americans out during the hostage crisis. >> dress still looks good with sleeves, they did a nice job. >> she's probably like i should get that with sleeves, too. they did a beautiful job. >>> more horse meat troubles to talk about, ikea meatballs sold in europe. should americans be worried about horsemeat in our meat supply? we have some information that could surprise you. david acheson will be joining us and a center of a controversy over a costume he wore, we'll talk about that after the break. yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your
was the father. it's a bit of a tradition. >> unfortunately, i guess. brian todd, thanks, brian. >>> so michelle obama is bringing a big name to her let's move campaign, big bird joined the first lady in the white house kitchen and in the east room. >> no matter what your age, it's important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look, mrs. obama, i'm getting moving right now by jogging. >> there's so many different activities you can do, indoors or outside. >> now i'm jumping to get moving. >> just find an activity that you like. >> and now, i'm dancing. >> good for you, big bird! get moving. it's good for you. >> i really wish wolf could do that -- i wish we could just reenact that entire thing right there. it wasn't that long ago, you'll remember, that big bird was in the political limelight for a very different reason. here's a reminder. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> big bird ended up in an obama campaign ad, which sesame workshop asked
you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. michelle obama sticking by her ' 'do. this photo is a bit more intimate than her first portrait. that generated a lot of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms. still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful, as always. >> natalie, thank you. >>> did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. well, here's the deal. the european model -- >> we know you love european models. >> who doesn't, all right? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out some time around the delmarva peninsula and pushes saturday up right along the new jersey/long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we're talking about nine inches in boston this weekend, eight inches in portland. albany, four inches. new york, less than an inch of snow. but again we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. we'll get to your local forecast, but first, t
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